Introduction

I am going to explain how to remove the palmrest of the laptop to reach its main board, and other components.

Shut down the computer and turn it upside down.
  • Shut down the computer and turn it upside down.

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Slide both of the battery release latches on the bottom of the device in towards the center of the computer.
  • Slide both of the battery release latches on the bottom of the device in towards the center of the computer.

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Slide and lift the battery up and out from the device.
  • Slide and lift the battery up and out from the device.

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Open the  computer and push the screen back as far as possible.
  • Open the computer and push the screen back as far as possible.

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Slide a plastic opening tool into the slots on the top of the keyboard.
  • Slide a plastic opening tool into the slots on the top of the keyboard.

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Pry the keyboard away from the device using the plastic opening tool.
  • Pry the keyboard away from the device using the plastic opening tool.

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Lift and slide the keyboard towards the screen to remove the tabs on the keyboard from the slots on the palmrest.
  • Lift and slide the keyboard towards the screen to remove the tabs on the keyboard from the slots on the palmrest.

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Flip the keyboard over and place it on the front of the device making sure not to pull out the keyboard cable.
  • Flip the keyboard over and place it on the front of the device making sure not to pull out the keyboard cable.

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Lift up the connector latch and remove the keyboard cable. The keyboard is now free from the device.
  • Lift up the connector latch and remove the keyboard cable. The keyboard is now free from the device.

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Turn the computer over and remove the six screws that secure the palmrest assembly
  • Turn the computer over and remove the six screws that secure the palmrest assembly

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Turn the computer over and open the display as far as possible and remove the four 5 mm Phillips # 0 screw holding the palmrest in place.
  • Turn the computer over and open the display as far as possible and remove the four 5 mm Phillips # 0 screw holding the palmrest in place.

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Disconnect the power button board cable, touch pad cable and the hot key board cable from the connectors. Disconnect the power button board cable, touch pad cable and the hot key board cable from the connectors.
  • Disconnect the power button board cable, touch pad cable and the hot key board cable from the connectors.

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Use a plastic opening tool to carefully pry out the palmrest assembly and lift it off the computer base. Use a plastic opening tool to carefully pry out the palmrest assembly and lift it off the computer base.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to carefully pry out the palmrest assembly and lift it off the computer base.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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